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May 6, 2016
My experience reading Gone with the Mind spawned an array of adjectives, often in the span of a few seconds. Absurd, juvenile, sophisticated, selfless, masturbatory, profound. That’s Mark Leyner, and he knows it.
May 6, 2016
For those who venture into Farnsworth’s level-headed take on murky abstractions, the benefits will be less far-reaching, less comprehensively employable, but they will also be richer, longer-lasting, and as demystifying and powerful as the strongest metaphors.
May 4, 2016
Sadness might seem too sincere an emotion to ascribe to a novel written by a postmodernist, but Zero K pushes its readers to feel.
May 3, 2016
With Eleven Hours, Erens continues interrogating the core contradiction that threads through two earlier novels: The simultaneity of twinness and aloneness.
May 3, 2016
The shifting landscapes are the first of many disorientations that Wood sets up for his reader in this haunting narrative.
April 20, 2016
Collect the dead. Tend the wounded. Gather evidence. Hunt. Remember.
April 15, 2016
A partial list of things labeled pretentious in my home town: indie rock, foreign films, mobile phones, vegetarian diets, keeping one’s maiden name, carrying bottled water, wearing all black, drinking wine, reading The New York Times, dressing androgynously, taking self-portraits, drinking Starbucks, practicing yoga.
April 13, 2016
by Matt Seidel
The primary pleasure in Making Monte Carlo comes from watching the various eccentrics, lowlifes, high-rollers, and famous artists — Edvard Munch, Karl Marx, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel — stroll in to take a seat at the table.
April 12, 2016
by Lucia Cowles
Kelly Kerney has crafted a story and a set of characters that require her readers to look squarely at what Americans — especially white Americans, the demographic most comfortable in the United States’ myth of moral superiority — will do to maintain our innocence, and what we will do, and have done, in the face of guilt.
April 5, 2016
The Story of Kullervo, the first known prose work by Tolkien, is to be published this week in the United States, offering fans of Middle Earth a chance to read what may be one of the earliest sources for Tolkien’s quintessential literary fantasy realm.